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@  Steevy Maximus : (25 January 2020 - 10:01 PM)

But when was the last time you saw a major retailer (since TRU) actually allot shelf space for a Transformers Titan? Or the Vintage Collection Poe X-Wing? There's clearly some sort of disparity between "girls" and "boys" toys that give companies justification to create $100+ items in the girls segment in FAR greater frequency than in boys.

@  fourteenwings : (25 January 2020 - 12:56 AM)

"how expensive they were" Tell that to L.O.L. O.M.G. and the $129 Amazing Surprise (I mean I guess when it comes to the toy aisle Power Rangers isn't a juggernaut like L.O.L.)

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:18 PM)

I think the big reason we didn't see the actual combining Zords at retail was because of how expensive they were. It would cost $100 to get enough of them to make a Megazord, $160+ if you want the Ultrazord. Or parents could just get the dang Ultrazord for $40 even if it didn't combine.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Because they are "kids toys" not "collector toys"

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 03:27 PM)

1) I don't have Target. 2) can't go into my walmart. I'm surprised Hasbro won't sell the toys on Pulse

@  Bass X0 : (24 January 2020 - 02:43 PM)

I dreamt my phone was ringing and woke up to answer it.

@  Sabrblade : (24 January 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The Lightning Collection figures, the smaller normal-sized Beast Morphers Ranger/enemy/Beast-Bot figures, the role-play morpher and weapon toys, and the simplistic non-combining megazord toys have all been very easy to find at various Targets and Walmarts. It's only been the actual combining Beast Morphers zord toys (which are bizarrely being sold individually this time) that have been hard to find in stores.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Thought I do question Hasbro's almost reluctance to have the toys available anywhere.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 01:44 PM)

i've been trying to sell mine for weeks...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I hadn't opened mine yet, but from what I've seen, the general agreement is that the Beast Morpher zords are much better than Bandais.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I'm guessing if they're going to do anything on the level of Legacy Zords, it's being discussed behind NDAs at Toy Fair

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 January 2020 - 10:38 AM)

Lightning Collection is good, and they're taking their sweet time on making Zords that are better than Bandai's Zords.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 10:34 AM)

So, what's the general PR fandom consensus of the Hasbro run of PR so far? I pretty much stepped out of the community after I got the Bandai Legacy zords I wanted.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 08:46 AM)

that would require someone to BUY Hasbro PR toys...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 07:17 AM)

Well hopefully see some cool PR stuff. Wish BBTS sold Hasbro PR toys.

@  fourteenwings : (24 January 2020 - 07:01 AM)

February 22nd through 25th, I feel like it was earlier last year...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 06:32 AM)

When is NY TF?

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:43 PM)

I don't know about Hasbro's general policy but I know everybody was on lockdown for Frozen II, which included both LEGO and Hasbro. Plus, I'm guessing everybody is holding off PR for NY Toy Fair? Overall, it's best to remember that Toy Fairs are for buyers, not fans.

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:41 PM)

LEGO has been doing this for ages, including sending cease and desists when outlets get leaked images.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:42 PM)

And then they ended up selling off the brand, so I guess I wasn't the only one.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:41 PM)

Last time a toy brand I followed tightened down on toy fair and all the invited guests posted glowing reviews of what they saw, I ended up being disappointed as heck.

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:34 PM)

JediNews UK basically said they got a walkthrough of Lego's showcase...but were legally bound to NOT talk about anything, much less take pics.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:24 PM)

I wondered why I had seen basically nothing newsworthy from the event

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:14 PM)

Word is that Hasbro and Lego have their UK Toy Fair stuff on MAJOR lockdown. Full NDAs and everything.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 09:28 PM)

Seeing people say the $0.99 + $20 shipping item is cheaper than the $19.99 + free shipping item and getting tons of likes for it... I just don't know anymore.

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

if you havent already, y'all check your walmarts clearance aisle. i found siege six shot for $5. course, it could just be my walmart, but never hurts to look

@  Vexwing : (23 January 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Candlejack is going to need more ro

@  Patch : (23 January 2020 - 06:30 PM)

I thought you had to type out Candlejack's full name bef

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 02:46 PM)

I typed in the wrong tab.

@  Paladin : (23 January 2020 - 02:32 PM)

must've been the works of Candleja

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 02:06 PM)

looks like maximus wiped himself out mid-sentence

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 08:42 AM)

Disregard this.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2020 - 06:58 PM)

Bold of you all to assume we won't wipe ourselves out in 50 years.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2020 - 04:27 PM)

There will be no UBI, people will just live in a ditch while they celebrate owning the libs.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2020 - 03:24 PM)

In 50 years, retail will be dead because all stores are staffless fully automated operations controlled by Amazon. The UBI will be less than a fifth of what it actually costs to live after two decades of cuts and.a steadfast refusal to match inflation.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 January 2020 - 02:55 PM)

In fifty years retail will be a thing of the past through robots, printers and Universal Basic Income.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (21 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

Big retailers just don't want money anymore, so let's not give them any,

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.


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#1461 unitremover

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 12:54 AM

snapdragon?

Ah heck. He's a Triplechanger that can only form a robot when combined with a second toy (Duocon) and he's a dragon (Predacon).

That's like all of Shockwave's creations merged into one guy!

It's not... wrong, per se, but seeing Headmasters referred to as Duocons broke my brain just a lil.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:49 AM

Yeah, uh, the Ark is definitely way in the foreground and going to orbit the planet a few times, or else it's the size of Europe.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 01:31 PM

They are giant robots.


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:33 PM

 

 

We should be getting one in Selects at some point since Takara showed off that prototype.

Im starting to give up hope on that, we haven't seen anything in awhile about that.  And was it ever confirmed the trailer would be with it or was just a new version of Bendy Prime?

 

At the very least, Super Mode fists were seen inside the prototype's heels.

 

It seemed to be definitely created with a retooled PotP Rodimus trailer in mind, going by the scale and retaining the old built in Super Mode arms.  Granted, I'm not sure if that thing'll ever come out, so it may just stay a mystery.


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:33 PM

They are giant robots.

 

uh yeah but they're not giant EUROPEAN robots


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 07:21 PM

They are giant robots.

 
uh yeah but they're not giant EUROPEAN robots

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 07:23 PM

Are we sure they’re not European robots and being American was their true disguise?


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 09:00 PM

They are giant robots.

 

Not that big! :D

 

Since Mt St Hilary was pretty obviously based on Mt St Helens, you could probably use that for a rough estimate for size comparison. Mt St Helens is 6 miles wide at the base, so the Ark is probably only about a mile or two across at the stern. That's assuming you are crazy enough to attempt scale in Transformers of course.


 
 
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Posted 20 January 2020 - 09:40 PM

It begins again...

 

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 10:44 PM

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:20 PM

 

 

We should be getting one in Selects at some point since Takara showed off that prototype.

Im starting to give up hope on that, we haven't seen anything in awhile about that.  And was it ever confirmed the trailer would be with it or was just a new version of Bendy Prime?

 

At the very least, Super Mode fists were seen inside the prototype's heels.

 

 

Are there pictures of this?  I did a quick Google image search and didnt see anything. 

 

Armada Prime's trailer never clicked with me. I would be fine without it on a new version, as long as a subsequent release was an updated Jetfire to combine with.

Bonus points if they were reverse compatible with Energon voyagers for no reason I can explain. EDIT: and Armada Overload, but only if there isnt an Overload on the horizon as well.

 

Armada Jetfire is one of my all time favorite Transformers.  I would LOVE a modern update.  Overload would be cool as well, but I almost feel like he would need to be a brick again, just because.   The one figure I never got hold of and costs to much on eBay is Energon Ultra Magnus from the Armada Overload mold.  



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:44 PM

 

 

 

We should be getting one in Selects at some point since Takara showed off that prototype.

Im starting to give up hope on that, we haven't seen anything in awhile about that.  And was it ever confirmed the trailer would be with it or was just a new version of Bendy Prime?

 

At the very least, Super Mode fists were seen inside the prototype's heels.

 

 

Are there pictures of this?  I did a quick Google image search and didnt see anything. 

 

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Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 01:31 PM

 

 

 

At the very least, Super Mode fists were seen inside the prototype's heels.

 

 

Are there pictures of this?  I did a quick Google image search and didnt see anything. 

 

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Well...that makes me hopeful. 



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Posted 21 January 2020 - 01:46 PM

What won't make you hopeful is that they're from nearly a year ago and that was the last we've seen of Armada Optimus.


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Posted 21 January 2020 - 08:04 PM

He's just going to randomly show up at a Target in Des Moines.


 
 
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Posted 22 January 2020 - 12:01 AM

I know the photos are old, and that is upsetting.  Be cool if something came out at Toy Fair, but I think that reveal will be a full Scorponok.  

 

I also wouldn't doubt the Target theory.  



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Posted 22 January 2020 - 10:19 AM

He's just going to randomly show up at a Target in Des Moines.

Having been toy-swapped for a Leader Shockwave.  And it will have the head of Baby Yoda in super mode.





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